Summit is a one-day event that aims to connect alumni and students to create ongoing connections, further strengthening the engineering community that exists here in Queen’s Engineering. This event will allow you to meet current students, share your career path with them, and hear about current activities at Queen’s.
This year, the event will be fully held through the online platform Remo. Below is the schedule for the full event.
9:00AM-9:15AM: Opening remarks by Chair
9:15AM-10:00AM: Speech by Michele Harradence: SVP & Chief Operations Officer, Gas Transmission & Midstream at Enbridge, Sci 91′
10:00AM-11:30AM: Speed Networking (3x 30min sessions)
11:30AM-11:40AM: Notes from the Dean Deluzio
11:40AM-11:45AM: 5min break
11:45AM-12:30PM: Speech by guest speaker: Imran Mouna: Director of Career Development Partnerships at InStage, Sci 14′
12:30PM-1:30PM: Lunch break
1:30PM-3:00PM: Workshop rotation #1 (pick two 40min workshops to attend)
3:00PM-3:45PM: Networking bingo game
3:45PM-3:50PM: 5 min break
3:50PM-5:20PM: Workshop Rotation #2
5:20PM-5:30PM: Closing remarks by Chair
The first workshop rotation options will be
Personal Branding/Linkedin Workshop presented by Keith McWhirter from the smith school of business
Targeted Product Development (KPI) Workshop presented by Bill Macgowan, Director, Smart Connected Real Estate, Cisco, Sci 76′
Job Opportunities outside engineering presented by professor Jim McLellan from the chemical engineering department.
For the second workshop rotation delegates the two workshops that will be run are:
QYEA Panel on getting your first job after graduation
“Ace the Case” workshop presented by representatives from Isaac Operations
Please note that during the second workshop rotations, alumni will be invited to join a separate Remo session open to reconnect with other alumni delegates. This zoom session will only be available for alumni. It will be a format-free session for alumni to reconnect with one another.
The bingo game is an interactive activity where all delegates will be given a “bingo card” filled with Queen’s engineering related statements (i.e find someone in the same discipline as you). Delegates will attempt to complete their cards by finding matches with other delegates.
You are welcome to drop in and out of the event, however we ask that you email us if you are unable to attend the speed networking activity. “Speed Networking” will be a 1 on 1 or 1 on 2 chats between students and alumni. We will be pairing students and alumni for this activity and do not want students or alumni to be missing their match.
If you have any questions, please email Jeremy Nguyen, the chair of the Alumni Networking Summit at [email protected].